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The loot
Date: February 23rd, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Books

Yesterday we went to the Boekenfestijn in the Brabanthal here in Leuven. Got there around 10:15, and while it opened at 10 the parking was just about full and the thing was crawling with people. Still got a nice bunch of books, all for the price of about 1.5 new good O’Reilly books 😉 Did get a Python O’Reilly book get snatched away right in front of my nose though 🙁

Boekenfestijn 2007 loot

A lot of O’Reilly books, a few cat books, a Google book, and a book by our good friend Richard Hammond, called "What not to drive". A rocket car isn’t in there (yet!), heh, but Jeremy Clarkson’s Ford GT surely is 😀

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Head first Java
Date: February 19th, 2006 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Activities, Books, Home

In the middle of a cleaning session… a big appartment takes a lot of work to get cleaned up :s

Yesterday we went to Fnac, because of the “Buy 4 books, get the cheapest one for free” action. We didn’t actually find 4 books to buy, so we still saved. I bought Dan Brown (author of the Da Vinci Code)’s new book: The Delta Deception (in Dutch however), and Diana bought “Head first Java” published by O’Reilly (about the only publishing house I buy computer books from). She decided yesterday she wants to learn programming, and after some comparisons of programming languages, Java was the outcome.

We’re 2 chapters far now, just reaching into OO. The book is pretty well-written, not boring like most books are (e.g. the book we used to learn Java at Rega), so that’s especially good for her, as she doesn’t really like learning from books. I’m there with her and together we wrote her first little programs in Eclipse. I don’t know how much she remembers of it the day after, but I will try to help her until she can do what she really wants to do with her programs 🙂

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